Beanie Babies by Tory

With temperatures reaching 60 degrees at the end of November, it may seem like winter isn’t coming to the Northeast this year. When Mother Nature finally decides to give us some cold temperatures, however, make sure you’re prepared with an on-trend slouchy beanie. It’s a common belief that the majority of body heat is lost through our heads- so stay warm, ward off the sniffles, and be fashionable simultaneously this year. Urban Outfitters and Free People have some great slouchy beanies for sale right now, and most stores are carrying their version of the trend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many stylish celebrities have been spotted rocking these slouchy beanies as well. Sienna Miller, Rachel Bilson, and Nicole Richie are just a few examples. This season, stay warm while looking cool.

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Our New Favorite Electronics Accessory: Our cameras by Ayla

It is safe to say they our electronics have become some of our favorite accessories. We love our cell phones, iPods, iPads,  and laptops so much that they have become attached to our person at all times.When browsing on the Sartorialist, I was overwhelemed by how many pictures there are on the site of someone with a camera. If you believe in the rule if you see something three times it is a trend, I would say that toteing around a camera is a new trend. Instead of a fancy handbag, how about a fancy camera? Either hanging around our necks or in used, it is safe to say that cameras have become a new favorite electronic accessory.

Here are some of the photos of people and their cameras on the Sartorialist.

Fall Over Overalls by Tory

I kid you not-  overalls are having a moment. While this may conjure up memories of Michelle Tanner, or classic styles of Wisconsin dairy farmers, overalls have been updated and upgraded this Fall. Overalls have been featured on designer runways the past few seasons, and have recently emerged onto the retail and street style scenes. This mini trend has developed among those fashionistas daring enough to try the style (ie: Alexa Chung).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some examples of overalls on the runway. From left to right: Charles Anastase, Chloe, Jean Paul Gaultier, L.A.M.B., Rachel Comey.

Here are some examples of overalls at the retail level from my favorite brand, Free People.

 

When you think about it, overalls really aren’t that different from rompers/jumpsuits. I say go for it. What do you think of this trend- Rad or bad?

Barely There by Madeline

Sheer fabrics have continued to keep their momentum going into the fall/winter season. Sheer separates can add a “peek-a-boo” effect to any of your favorite looks! Whether you are sporting a sheer top with a bandeau or camisole underneath, or a sheer skirt or pants , see through fabric is the best way to add a little sexiness to your wardrobe. The button down shirt is one of my favorite looks to wear sheer, it keeps the classic look of the shirt while adding some individuality and sex appeal. One of the newest trends that is going sheer is the maxi skirt. Many of maxi skirts that are sold sheer come with a built in lining, slip or mini skirt underneath.

Sheer & Striped

Sheer on the Runway

Mesh in the streets of Paris

H & M Sheer Top

Demure Sheer

Classy Sheer

Has It Really Trickled Down? – by Madeline and Tory

From Runway to Retail-

Through studying and analyzing the fashion trends of past couture runway shows in Paris, it is easy to see direct correlation of how trend trickles down in the fashion cycle- from the highest end couture, to designer ready-to-wear, to bridge, and so on.

We’ve dissected the couture trends from the Paris runways from Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2008, and Fall 2006. We chose three major trends from each year mentioned, and five looks from each of these trends. These trends have had monumental impact on all levels of the fashion industry- from evening gowns worn by celebrities on the red carpet, to clothing styles carried throughout malls and shops worldwide.

Couture Trend for Fall 2011: Black and White

From left to right: Chanel, Giambattista Valli, Azzedine Alaïa, Armani Prive, Jean Paul Gaultier

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Couture Trend for Fall 2011: Eastern Influence

From left to right: Armani Prive, Valentino, Dior, Azzedine Alaïa, Alexis Mabille

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Couture Trend for Fall 2011: Sheer

From left to right: Chanel, Elie Saab, Givenchy, Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier

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Couture Trend for Fall 2010: Gilded

From left to right: Elie Saab, Chanel, Armani Prive, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier

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Couture Trend for Fall 2010: Fringe & Lace

From left to right: Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexis Mabille, Valentino, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier

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Couture Trend for Fall 2010: Ombre

From left to right: Christian Dior, Givenchy, Valentino, Armani Prive, Christian Dior

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Couture Trend for Fall 2008: Bows

From left to right: Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab, Armani Prive

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Couture Trend for Fall 2008: Fringe

From left to right: Armani Prive, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Chanel

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Couture Trend for Fall 2008: Shoulder Emphasis

From left to right: Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab, Chanel, Alexis Mabille

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Couture Trend for Fall 2006: Ruffles

From left to right: Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab, Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino

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Couture Trend for Fall 2006: Legwear

From left to right: Givenchy, Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior, Chanel

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Couture Trend for Fall 2006: Plunging Necklines

From left to right: Valentino, Elie Saab, Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier

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